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Early Childhood Care and Education Year 2

Friday, 10 March 2017

Early Childhood Care and Education Year 2

Course Code: CI062CS
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education
QQI Code: 6M2007
Duration: 1 Year
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Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Year 2
Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Year 2

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care or Equivalent. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Course Description
This course aims to build on the knowledge and skills and competencies of those who achieved a QQI level 5 qualification and wish to progress to managerial level. The course is designed to meet the needs of the growing childcare provision in Ireland and the new Síolta Quality Framework and Aistear Curriculum. Many childcare settings are now seeking level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with the requirements of the ECCE Scheme and new legislative requirements for the sector.

Course Content

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Early Learning Environment
  • Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
  • Team Leadership
  • Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Work Experience
  • Occupational First Aid


Career Opportunities
Holders of a Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education award may enter employment directly in a supervisory role in a range of childcare settings.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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